Monday, July 30, 2012

Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh/Saigon (Singapore International School)

Day 3 - (5th July 2012)

We made a visit to one of the Singapore International School in Vietnam.
Wow! I didn't know that they actually have a Singapore International School.

This school consist of students from kindergarten level up to secondary.
Imagine to have a school which combines the entire age from 5 years old to 17 years old.
Quite fun right?

Both of them are the principals. 

You might be wondering how come there's more than 1 principal right?
Like I said, they have 3 levels in their school, hence it is possible to have more than 1 principal :)

We then had a short tour around the school.

 Kindergarten kids.
Their school bags are so adorable!

Cute Junior Library for the little ones :)

 No slang.

Manglish and Singlish are not allowed then :D

After the tour, we headed to one of the classroom for a short presentation prepared by ITE students.

They also had a friendly football/soccer match.

We had our lunch in the school canteen.

 Our healthy lunch

Group Photo before leaving the school

They continued their program by watching the Water Puppet Show and also some shopping.

During the night, the students had a debate and I enjoyed myself very much listening to their debate.

End of Day 3 :)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh/Saigon (Chu Chi Tunnel)

Day 2 - (4th July 2012)

We had our breakfast early in the morning before leaving to Chu Chi Tunnel.

We departed at 8.45am and the journey from our hotel to Chu Chi Tunnel took roughly about 2 hours ride.
It's quite far from town area.
Most of us were sleeping while we were on our way there.

Half way through our destination, we had a toilet break in one of the handcrafts factory.
Oh boy!
That place was an eye-candy!
Damn a lot of foreigners stopped there. Super a lot of good looking mat salleh dudes you know.
Instead of looking at how those people create those fantastic crafts, I observed the guys.

Those ang moh guys look like ala-ala Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and all those good looking ones.
How can I not look at them la?
Slurps :P

Okay back to main topic.
Here are some pictures of the workers creating beautiful artwork by using EGG SHELLS!!!

100% made with egg shells.
Super nice right? 

After the short toilet break, we resumed our journey.
Here's a short history on Chu Chi Tunnel.

Chu Chi Tunnel were used as a hiding spots during combat back in the older days. The tunnel size were specially built for Asian size. To be more precise, the tunnel size were built to fit those Viet Cong.
As you all know, Asian people compared to Westerners are totally different when it comes to physical appearances. Asian are smaller and petite while Westerners are bigger and taller.

This tunnel was built for the war against American forces.

If you are tall and big in size, you may face some difficulties to go through the tunnel.

The students were divided into 4 groups and each group consisted of 5 members.
Every 2 groups will play different games and then they will rotate.

We had The Hula Challenge game and also The Tunnel Race and Dare.
I was in charged of the Tunnel Race.

Tunnel Race

Instructing them to enter accordingly.
I looked like shit that day. Not going to post any front shot of myself :P

The tunnel was fun. You have to crawl and jump in order to reach the exit. Only one person at a time can fit in the tunnel.

The Hula Challenge 

The students built their base as strong as possible.

Defending team got wet trying to protect their base from being
 destroyed by water bombs from the attacking team.

Besides that, some of them managed to try gun shooting.
Of course it's not free.
The price is quite expensive.
And yes, you will be given a real riffle and bullets.
Not just any random toy gun okay!

Real bullets

After all those tiring games, we drove another 2 hours all the way back to our hotel.
Then, they had a demonstration on how to prepare one of the Vietnamese cooking culture.
Can't remember what was it called already.

The outcome. Something like transparent popiah :D

After refreshment, we had dinner in Lion City Restaurant.
Which was located right beside our hotel only.
Super near :D

That night after everything was done, I went to the night market around 11pm+ with my partner.
The stuffs there are quite cheap if you're good in haggling :)

However, that night was a bit shocking for me because there was a random lady who hit my chest out of sudden -____________- and just walked off.
The fuck?
My chest anyhow give you hit ah? Kanasai! Slap you one time only know!

At first I thought she wanted to sell something but it seems that she's not selling anything O__O
I just hope that she won't cast any black spells on me.

I'm just an innocent tourist wei.
Tak pasal-pasal mati due to unidentified sickness/disease.
*touch wood*

Luckily I managed to buy few stuffs in that night market.
Overall day two was a fun day for me.
Fun and tiring day of course.

Housewarming Party

Two weeks ago, Nicole and her housemates threw a Housewarming party.
Only few lucky ones were selected or invited for the party :P
So I'm considered one of the lucky people.

The party was supposed to be at 7pm.
However the 'kiasu' me arrived at 6pm even though when I knew that Malaysian timing cannot be used.
Which ended up started at 8pm of course :P

But it was fun to be there early because I can steal some food while the rest of them were preparing dinner.
Plus they have a fast internet connection. So the parasite me decided to make full use of their internet. lol.

Note: Credits to Jr for all the pictures. (Stole every single picture from her facebook album)

We had a bucket of mee, bihun, some fried nuggets, sausages, scrambled eggs, french fries and also sandwiches!

 The House Owners

(From left) Karen, QiQi, Jr, Nicole and Chris

That night, we had roughly about 30 people in the house.
After 8pm, they blast their stereo system with all those clubbing songs and Guo Chen brought his super good  and high quality audio system to complete our party mood.

 The hostesses :)

 With Yuki the pretty Japanese girl ;)
Yes she's half Japanese FYI.

 Super big Domokun! I want one too :(
Nicole got it from the Funfair last time.



Can you spot Stanley on the right? The guy that is trying to spin his finger -___-
He's actually doing finger shuffling over there. hahaha!

 My Juniors

 With Stanley the stylo and crazy dude :)

After dinner, that's where the real party started.
They had Vodka, Jack Daniels and Carlsberg.

As you can see the price tag, the liquors were super cheap. That's because they bought it from Langkawi - the duty free island.

Drinking liquor is like drinking mineral water there. Even the soda drinks cost about the same price with carlsberg.

I seriously want to go Langkawi now! Not because of the beer. But the CHOCOLATES!!!!!
*roll on floor crying*

Besides having a housewarming party, we also had a Birthday boy in the house!
It was Kai Choy's 23rd Birthday Celebration as well.

 Kai Choy

 With the Birthday Boy

 Yummy Birthday Cake

 The lucky boy who managed to take a picture with all the pretty girls!

 Group photo :D
But still, many of others were missing.

I had to go home earlier as the crime rate is getting bad to worse.
Hence I left the party at 11pm :(

Managed to camwhore a little bit more before departing.


On my way back home, I went to McD to take away :P
Got myself the Olympic glass collection.

Don't worry, this time I will not collect the complete set like I used to do back then. 

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